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Hello everybody, I’m Danika Quinn of the Actors Reporter and welcome to the TradeVine. Our goal here at the TradeVine is to help you stay informed and to keep up with the trades, such as The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, and Backstage.
Hollywood Reporter, September 16, 2011 – “The Battle for Premieres,” by Daniel Miller. Luring Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles is still proving tough two years after ARG and Regal opened a $100 million dollar multiplex at LA Live. The multiplex was designed to attract lavish Hollywood premieres, but it doesn’t seem to be working as Hollywood premieres continue to take place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Cinerama Dome at ArcLight in Hollywood, as well as the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood. Premieres are a small, but significant corner of the exhibition business. Excluding party costs, studios typically spend $50 to $100 thousand per premiere, everything from theatre rental to the red carpet. For a venue like the Chinese Theatre, which hosted more than 40 premieres in 2010, that’s big business.
Daily Variety, Monday, September 12th – Cliff Robertson passed away this week. The thesp found fame in the movie ‘Charly,’ The article is by Richard Natale. Cliff Robertson won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance of a mentally diabled man in the movie ‘Charly.’ In addition to “Charly,’ Cliff Robertsopn will be remembered as the man President John F. Kennedy hand-picked to play him in the film version of “PT 109.” Other high points of his career included ‘Picnic,’ ‘The Best Man,’ and his 1966 Emmy-winning performance in ‘The Game,’ and 2002s “Spider-Man.”
The Wall Street Journal, September 12th – Reports that Glenn Beck’s new Internet show, GBTV, already has more subscribers than Oprah’s network had viewers. Many people thought Glenn Beck might be a little bit crazy to leave the safety and support of traditional cable television to launch his Internet based GB TV enterprise. The television industry will be watching closely to see whether the TV host can preserve his popularity while migrating to the Web, where efforts to get consumers to pay to watch online only channels are just beginning. When Mr. Beck announced GB TV in June, the network had 80,000 subscribers. In the months since, GB TV subscribers has swelled to more than 230,000, even though the show hasn’t begun yet. The audience is far less than the more than 2.2 million daily viewers that the Glen Beck program drew on Fox, the new Glen Beck’s show is still more than the average 116 million people watching the Oprah network in June.
Daily Variety, Tuesday, September 13th – “Law and laughs develop at ABC,” by Jon Weisman. ABC confirmed that it given a pilot commitment for a new comedy from Diane English, temporary title “”You won’t even know I’m here,” to star Jim Belushi. The multicam vehicle revolves around a father and his teenage daughter whose relationship is turned upside down when they face what is described as a “unique situation.” I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what that situation is.
Well, that’s it for the TradeVine this week. I’m Danika Quinn. Thank you very much for watching. And remember, You heard it through the Tradevine!